33-25-216. Notice of issuance of mortgagee policy. (1) A title insurer or title insurance producer that issues a mortgagee's policy of title insurance on a loan made simultaneous to the purchase of all or part of the property securing the loan, when an owner's policy has not been ordered, shall inform the borrower in writing that the mortgagee's policy is to be issued, that the mortgagee's policy does not protect the borrower, and that the borrower may obtain an owner's title insurance policy for the borrower's protection. This notice must be provided, on a form prescribed by the commissioner, before issuance of the mortgagee's policy.
(2) If the borrower elects not to purchase an owner's title insurance policy, the title insurer or title insurance producer shall obtain from the borrower a statement in writing that the notice has been received and that the borrower waives the right to purchase an owner's title insurance policy. If the buyer refuses to provide the statement and waiver, the title insurer or title insurance producer shall indicate the refusal in the file. The statement and waiver must be on a form prescribed by the commissioner and must be retained by the title insurer or title insurance producer for at least 5 years after receipt.